Principals Upfront – Overcoming bullying to create safer learning environments

The CJCP’s National School Violence Study shows that 15.3% of children at primary and secondary schools have experienced some form of violence while at school, most commonly threats of violence, assaults and robbery. This issue was the focus of the first Principals Upfront seminar of year on 15 March 2018 at the Matthew Goniwe School […]

Principals Upfront Dialogue Series – Launch of school leadership guide

Principals Upfront provides a platform for school leaders to share working practice and vital information about different facets of school leadership. It also allows those involved in supporting school leadership to develop a deeper understanding of the role that principals play. The third Principals Upfront Dialogue of 2017, held at Sasol Place, Sandton, was no […]

Principals Upfront Dialogue 5: Instructional Leadership: What are the challenges of Leading for Change?

Dialogue 5 of the Principals Upfront Dialogue Series focused on “Instructional Leadership: What are the challenges of Leading for Change?” Barbara Dale-Jones reported on recent research into the education sector that explored ways of supporting school leadership to unlock positive change, while principals Lindelwa Mbingeleli of Thoko-Thaba High School, Pule Kgaratsi of Sandown High School […]

Principals Upfront Dialogue 4: Instructional Leadership: Leading Learning

Instructional Leadership: Leading Learning was the topic at the Principals Upfront held on the 18 August. Professor Pam Christie explored some of the global and local debates on instructional leadership, while principals Venessa Moodley from Actonville Primary School and Colin Northmore from Sacred Heart College shared their views and experiences as school leaders.

Principals Upfront dialogue 3: Doing education differently: Leadership lessons from effective schools

Dialogue 3 of the Principals Upfront Dialogue Series focused on “Doing education differently: Leadership lessons from effective schools”. This interesting seminar featured an eye-opening presentation by Dr Nic Spaull on the implications for teaching, learning and assessment of the increasing pace of change in the 21st century – ideas which were given context by the […]